Kansas City–based oven-baked sandwich chain, Planet Sub, has signed an agreement to develop 12 stores in the San Antonio, Texas area, which brings the total of units under development in Texas to 35. The growing fresh-casual brand has 23 stores set for other varying metroplexes in Texas including Austin, Dallas, Denton, and Fort Worth, with stores already operating in Austin and Fort Worth.
José Antonio Cue Carpio, owner of CQ Restaurants LLC, brings with him the international retail experience of managing more than 35 units in his home country of Mexico and hopes to aggressively open stores in San Antonio with plans to have his first store open by the end of the year.
Planet Sub has more than 80 stores in development currently with 35 open stores operating in eight states. The brand plans to open at least 12 units in the next 18 months. The brand has seen an increase in average unit sales since its re-branding efforts in 2014 and expects to see same-store revenue increase as they approach the launch of its new online ordering platform in Q2.